EL PASO, Texas -- The El Paso school district confirms to ABC-7 that a teacher was arrested for possession of THC, a chemical ingredient in marijuana that is considered a controlled substance
A spokesperson said district police arrested the teacher, who taught at Terrace Hills Middle School, on May 6.
The teacher was not identified by the school district, but a district spokesperson said the teacher is no longer employed with the district.
News of the arrest comes just over a week after a Canutillo ISD spokesperson confirmed a Canutillo High School teacher was arrested on charges involving on-campus drug use. Authorities indicated the person was in possession of THC.
Authorities said it is illegal to possess THC in a drug-free school zone
The Canutillo school district declined to identify the teacher. The teacher was booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility and later released on a personal recognizance bond, authorities indicated.